Category Archives: Concrete

The Future of Concrete

For the last post of the semester, I am going to focus on my research topic of concrete architecture. During the first lecture of the semester, we were informed that concrete is the most widely used material in architecture and

The Future of Concrete

For the last post of the semester, I am going to focus on my research topic of concrete architecture. During the first lecture of the semester, we were informed that concrete is the most widely used material in architecture and

The Good, the Bad, and the ….

For my research project, I am looking into flyash concrete as a suitable replacement for current concrete. Concrete, as I stated in a previous post, is the most widely used material in building construction, and as a result of this,

The Good, the Bad, and the ….

For my research project, I am looking into flyash concrete as a suitable replacement for current concrete. Concrete, as I stated in a previous post, is the most widely used material in building construction, and as a result of this,

Re: Design for Disasters

The blog post “Design for Disasters” points out that earthquakes constitute perhaps the greatest challenge for architects. It also suggests that an advanced concrete technology like flexible concrete might provide part of the solution. It is a sad fact that

Re: Design for Disasters

The blog post “Design for Disasters” points out that earthquakes constitute perhaps the greatest challenge for architects. It also suggests that an advanced concrete technology like flexible concrete might provide part of the solution. It is a sad fact that

Design for Disasters

After the Dean Fisher’s lecture about ‘Design for Disaster’, I was trying to figure out the ultimate purpose of the architect. My answer might not be the best but, in my perspective, I figured out the ultimate goal of the

Design for Disasters

After the Dean Fisher’s lecture about ‘Design for Disaster’, I was trying to figure out the ultimate purpose of the architect. My answer might not be the best but, in my perspective, I figured out the ultimate goal of the

Is Water Thine Enemy?

In studying some basic construction methods, water is the biggest enemy. There are layers upon layers of flashing and waterproofing that go into construction, but is this really necessary? Could a more sustainable approach have no flashing or waterproofing with

Is Water Thine Enemy?

In studying some basic construction methods, water is the biggest enemy. There are layers upon layers of flashing and waterproofing that go into construction, but is this really necessary? Could a more sustainable approach have no flashing or waterproofing with

I-35W Bridge

My interest behind this bridge came from driving past it every night and seeing it lit up, it sparked my curiosity to do some research on the bridge. Using the new LED technology that is energy efficient, using 13% less

I-35W Bridge

My interest behind this bridge came from driving past it every night and seeing it lit up, it sparked my curiosity to do some research on the bridge. Using the new LED technology that is energy efficient, using 13% less

Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion (Rice University)

Prior to the lecture given by Mary Guzowski on Light as Material, I thought that a skyspace was just another way of describing a skylight, but I was wrong. She showed us the video of James Goldstein’s own skyspace designed

Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion (Rice University)

Prior to the lecture given by Mary Guzowski on Light as Material, I thought that a skyspace was just another way of describing a skylight, but I was wrong. She showed us the video of James Goldstein’s own skyspace designed